Breach Theatre presents


“Don’t even think in your own language. English, all the time!”

In 1965, an American scientist lived with a dolphin for ten weeks to try and teach him to speak English – part of a NASA-funded research project into human-animal communication. Condemned by the wider scientific community as an elaborate circus trick, Margaret’s lessons with Peter remain a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.

Inspired by the Dolphin House experiments, Breach’s Fringe First Award-winning Tank rips this history apart to explore the difficulties of bridging cultural divides, the politics behind the stories we tell, and what happens when you inject a dolphin with LSD.

Winner of a Fringe First Award

★★★★ “Cleverly pitched, often comic.” – The Guardian

★★★★ “Wow, is all I can say.” – The Times

★★★★ “Funny, dark, and strangely dreamy.” – Time Out

★★★★ “Witty but disturbing… brilliant.” – The Stage

★★★★ “Raw, joyous psych-rock freakout.” – The Scotsman

★★★★ “Fascinating gem of a show.” – The Independent

★★★★ “A very special young company.” – Fest Magazine

★★★★ “funny and bizarre, and then very tragic” – What’s On Stage

“Deeply weird, completely fascinating.” – Exeunt

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by New Diorama Theatre and Camden People’s Theatre.